Nick Northcut XST  |  Third Base


Age: 19
Born: June 13, 1999
Mason, OH
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 11th round, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Mason (OH)

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Spring Training Video of Nick Northcut (3.23.19)

Physical Description: Strong, sturdy frame. Thick lower half. Looks the part. Minimal remaining projection.

Hit: Starts open with his hands high. High leg kick. Long, uppercut swing. Has some bat speed. Very rudimentary approach. Struggles recognizing secondary pitches, especially breaking balls. Will extend out of zone, a lot of swing-and-miss in his game. Can turn on fastballs in. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power: Plus raw power. More power to pull side at present. When he squares the ball up, it goes a long way. Power comes from combination of strength and bat speed.

Arm: Above-average arm strength.

Field: Good footwork, comfortable charging the ball. Has confidence in his defensive ability, willing to make the barehanded play and throw on the run. Good footwork, hands work. Won’t be a flashy defender, but as long as he doesn’t get too much bigger, could develop into an average defender.

Run: Below-average speed. Not a major part of his game.

Career Notes: Rawlings First-Team All-American in high school. Top 50 prospect in the 2018 draft. Was committed to Vanderbilt. Had a low-90s fastball and hard slider that made him a prospect on the mound as well as at third. Signed for significantly over slot, but still less than some teams thought he would need to sign. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.

Summation: Has everyday potential, but a long way to go developmentally. In order to reach potential, will have to make significant strides with his approach. Needs to learn to use all fields and improve pitch recognition. Will always have swing-and-miss in game, but will need to keep it at a manageable level in order to reach ceiling. Bat profiles better at third base than at first base. Long-term defensive home will depend on how he develops physically and maintains athleticism.

  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2018 Mason HS HS --- 19 31 --- 34 34 10 --- 3 24 --- --- --- 6 --- 0.374 0.512 --- ---
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 41 142 13 33 9 0 1 20 45 15 45 0 0 0.232 0.319 0.317 0.636
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 6 24 3 4 1 0 1 5 8 1 10 0 0 0.167 0.200 0.333 0.533
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract:
June  15, 2018 by John Pyle
Signing Bonus: $565,000
MiLB Debut: June 22, 2018 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
2018 Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year
2018 Perfect Game All-American Awards






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